If mirrors are functional, they must be hung with their center at average eye height-about 5 feet (l.52m) above the floor.
If mirrors are purely decorative, they might be used at any height.
If mirrors are hung high, they may be tipped at a slight downward angle to reflect something more interesting than the ceiling.
If mirrors are hung lower than eye level, they will probably reflect furniture or fabric – some aspect of the room that you appreciate and wouldn’t mind duplicating. If a mirror is hung low, the reflection will shift as you move about the room, so unless a mirror is stationed across from a desk or a bed-someplace where you’ll generally be idle its reflection will constantly change.
In the bathrooms mirrors are usually hung above the sink, so you can have a good view of your upper body. Because functionality in the bathroom is very important, it is good idea to have a small swing arm mirror in combination with a large over sink mirror. Swing arm mirrors are very convenient in providing a close up view during morning rituals. If your bathroom size and configuration allows, two mirrors on the opposite walls in the front of each other could be placed. This mirrors configuration will provide a good view of the back that is very helpful while styling hair. It will free you arm from holding the mirror in the front of you, and, additionally, it will visually expend the space and make a room appear brighter.
In entrees mirrors has to have a more formal appearance, that is why decorative framed mirrors are appropriate. Decorative mirrors could be placed above a consul table, creating an eye catching composition, greeting your guests with style and elegance.
In the walk ways mirrors look great when placed on the side walls, creating a more spaces feeling. Mirrors could be placed in the front of each other and highlighted with a soft lighting, creating and intriguing world of multiple images.
Mirrors in the kids bedrooms should be peaked and placed following safety considerations. You can have fun with mirrors for this room, they can have a wooden frame, be whimsical, fun and exiting piece of furnishings. While placing mirrors in a kids room you should take into consideration the height of the child. Children should comfortably see themselves in their full height, for this reason, mirrors in kids rooms are usually placed lower than in a regular “adults” rooms in the house.
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